At the event, they offered tours of the Basilica to show the progress since 1995.
The damage that they're working to repair is from a roof leak - and when water ends up in rock, it takes years for it to dry, and then you need to do all of the actual repair.
This very cheery beach umbrella is actually a symbol of this basilica's status as a cathedral.
The Jesus part of the statue was actually carved in situ, after the giant piece of rock was installed. I can't even imagine.